Elizabeth Frank

from 1689 to 1710–1755 (Age 66)
Westmoreland, Virginia, British Colonial America

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Frank was born from 1689 to 1710, in Westmoreland, Virginia, British Colonial America, her father, Robert Frank, was 55 and her mother, Margaret Beasley, was 53. She married Moses Knighton in King George, Virginia, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She died in 1755, in Washington Magisterial District, Westmoreland, Virginia, British Colonial America, at the age of 66.

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Moses Knighton
Elizabeth Frank
Elizabeth Knighton
John Knighton
Anne Knighton
Thomas Knighton Sr
Isaac Knighton
Moses Knighton Jr.
Margaret Knighton

Spouse and Children

King George, Virginia, British Colonial America


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Name Meaning

1 German, Dutch, Scandinavian, Slovenian, Czech, Hungarian, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): ethnic or regional name for someone from Franconia (German Franken), a region of southwestern Germany so called from its early settlement by the Franks, a Germanic people who inhabited the lands around the river Rhine in Roman times. In the 6th–9th centuries, under leaders such as Clovis I ( c. 466–511 ) and Charlemagne ( 742–814 ), the Franks established a substantial empire in western Europe, from which the country of France takes its name. The term Frank in eastern Mediterranean countries was used, in various vernacular forms, to denote the Crusaders and their descendants, and the American surname may also be an Americanized form of such a form.2 English, Dutch, German, etc.: from the personal name Frank, in origin an ethnic name for a Frank. This also came be used as an adjective meaning ‘free’, ‘open-hearted’, ‘generous’, deriving from the fact that in Frankish Gaul only people of Frankish race enjoyed the status of fully free men. It was also used as a Jewish personal name.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • Copy of 11 February 1767 Isaac Knighton & wife Margaret Knighton sold 400 acres he had received 11 February 1762 to Moses Green for 300 pounds lawful money
  • 11 February 1762 Land Grant Craven County, South Carolina 400 acres to ISAAC KNIGHTON

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